About Madelyn, owner and artist at Mad Glass Beads


I have been beading and designing my own jewelry since childhood, and in 2003 I discovered the joys of designing my own beads in the form of lampwork and the addictive properties of molten glass. I live in Colorado with my husband (who built me this awesome site and takes great photographs!) and our dogs.

I flame all of my glass beads at my home studio using an oxygen/propane minor burner and Effetre (Morreti) and Vetrofond Italian glass. Lampworking (or Flameworking) is the technique of melting and forming rods of glass in a flame. All beads are kiln annealed. To learn more about lampworking click here to visit Wikipedia.